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Big, powerful center with strong puck-possession skills. Has the chance to develop into a strong two-way third line player.


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April 2021 – MacInnis has 11 NHL games under his belt with Columbus where he registered one assist. His last AHL season was his most productive, totaling 30 points in 45 games (alongside 22 PIM), but he has only registered two points in five games when playing in the AHL this year. At the age of 25 it is very unlikely that MacInnis ever becomes a mainstay NHL player, but there is still a chance he can carve out a fourth line role on another team. Sam McGilligan
February 2020 – MacInnis has been moving up the depth charts lately, resulting in a promotion to Cleveland’s (AHL) top forward line. His 27 points (6G + 21A) sit third on the team, earning him a brief cup of coffee with the Blue Jackets where he picked up one assist during a nine-game stint. The 24-year-old, St.Louis native is currently without a contract for next season, however, his play this year should bode well for him during contract talks. Assuming he re-signs, look for him to challenge for an NHL roster spot next season. Dave Hall
November 2019 – Despite his fourth-line role, the 23-year-old has been decent so far in his second season as a Cleveland Monster. The former second-round-pick has registered ten points (3G + 7A) through 19 games while sitting second on the team with a plus-7 rating. Having struggled to put up the offense at the pro-level thus far, it’s no question that his recent numbers come like a warm welcome to the organization. However, considering the depth in front of him, he should spend the remainder of the year with the farm club. With that in mind, his fantasy value remains non-existent for now. Dave Hall   


July 2019 – MacInnis has accepted a qualifying offer from the Blue Jackets. The deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125. The 23-year-old posted a career-high 24 points last season with Cleveland.  Look for him to start the 2019 campaign in the AHL with potential for an NHL callup. Until then, he carries no fantasy value. Frank Pellegrini


May 2019 – MacInnis wrapped up his first campaign with Cleveland having posted an AHL career-high 24 points. The 22-year-old centre is a RFA and will likely return to the minors next season. He may get called up by the Blue Jackets at some point during the season, but he will not carry much fantasy value. Frank Pellegrini


January 2019 – MacInnis was assigned to the Cleveland Monsters in September. Through 39 games he has managed to post 12 points, five off from his career high. He has no immediate fantasy value but has the upside to become a middle-six forward in the NHL in a couple of years. He is in the final year of his contract with the Blue Jackets organization. Frank Pellegrini


July 2018- MacInnis has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Jacob Graves and a conditional sixth-round pick. While MacInnis was a very effective checking line center he didn’t show much offensively in the AHL. Keith Duggan


June 2018- In MacInnis’s second year of pro he didn’t offer much offensively once again, scoring six goals and 14 points in 59 games. The big center is a smart player who skates well but once again played mostly bottom-six minutes for Tucson. He plays the role very effectively but there seems more untapped potential to his game. Going into his final year of MacInnis’s entry-level contract he’ll need to show more offensively to remain NHL and fantasy relevant. Keith Duggan

July 2017- The Coyotes were expecting an adjustment period for MacInnis as he joined the pro ranks and that’s what they got as the young center did not put up much offense in his first season in the AHL. He played mostly a bottom-six role with Tucson and put up eight goals, 17 points in 68 games on a team that struggled to score the second half of the season. With ample size and a strong skater, more offense is expected from MacInnis is his second season of pro. In his first season of junior MacInnis put up 37 points then jumping to 62 the following campaign and 81 his final year. Hopefully we see a similar trajectory in the pro ranks. Keith Dugggan

February 2017- It’s been an adjustment for big center Ryan MacInnis is his first pro season. He’s played mostly a bottom-six role for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL and thus hasn’t put up much offense, seven goals and 11 points in 48 games. The Coyotes were expecting an adjustment period for the late bloomer so this isn’t a surprise. MacInnis will need a few more years of seasoning in the AHL before he’s ready for the NHL. Keith Duggan

April 2016- Ryan MacInnis finished his junior career with a strong 2015-16 season. The Kitchener captain scored 38 goals and 81 points in 59 games, good for 16th in the OHL and was named the Rangers Team MVP. MacInnis improved offensively each season from 37 in 2013-14 to 62 to 81 this past year. He also had a strong playoff’s, 13 points in 9 games till his Rangers were swept in the second round by the London Knights. Look for MacInnis to spend 2016-17 in the AHL continuing to develop his game. Keith Duggan

December 2015- Ryan MacInnis excellent season continues as he’s been named to USA’s 2016 World Junior Team. MacInnis is currently 11th in OHL scoring with 20 goals and 43 points in 29 games. He is most likely to play a bottom six role with Team USA but don’t be surprised to see him push for a more prominent role. Keith Duggan

October 2015- Since being returned to the Kitchener Rangers from Arizona’s training camp, Ryan MacInnis has gotten of to a scorching start to what will most likely be his final season in the OHL. He is currently fourth in OHL scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists in 12 games, along with his Rangers, as of Oct. 30th, are still unbeaten in regulation. With a much more talented Kitchener team this season, MacInnis should continue to pile up the points, especially with the team just adding ultra-skilled Toronto second rounder Jeremy Bracco. Keith Duggan

April 2015- After completing a solid season with the Kitchener Rangers, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Ryan MacInnis to an three-year, entry-level contract. He posted 25 goals and 62 points in 67 games, leading his team in points, assists and tied for the lead in goals. MacInnis also posted three goals and eight points in six postseason games. A big, talented two-way centerman, his game is really developing but he still looks a few years away from competing for a spot with the Coyotes. With the Kitchener Rangers knocked out of the playoff’s, MacInnis will report to the Portland Pirates of the AHL, where he will play out the 2014-15 season. Keith Duggan

November 2014- Its been a great start to the 2014-15 season for Ryan MacInnis, as his offensive game has started to really come along. With 23 points in 22 games, he’s been using his size to his advantage more this season, as MacInnis has taken over the number one center role for the Kitchener Rangers. Look for him to possibly play for Team USA at the coming 2015 World Junior Championship. Keith Duggan

June 2014 – Ryan MacInnis was selected by the Arizona Coyotes at 43rd overall in the 2nd round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan is the son of former NHL great, Al MacInnis. Ryan projects to be a big versatile forward. He is still very raw and will take a while before he becomes relevant in the NHL. –Kevin Won

May 2014 – Ryan MacInnis ventured to the OHL in his draft year looking to get himself on scout’s radars and it was a smart decision. The tall lanky pivot with plenty of room to fill out joined the Kitchener Rangers and experienced big leaps in his development over the course of the year. A strong forward with good puck protection skills, MacInnis is the son of former NHL blueliner Al MacInnis. He doesn’t possess near the power in his shot as his old man did but MacInnis is rounding out his offensive game nicely. The big centerman displays good hockey sense and has a soft touch with the puck around the crease but it’s his long-term potential that has NHL teams most interested. As MacInnis starts to fill out his frame and learn to use his size, he will have the opportunity to dominate the corners and scoring areas with more ease. With a year of OHL competition under his belt, look for him to take his game to the next level in his sophomore campaign. MacInnis is projected as a second round selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft but could sneak into the top 30.  Brendan Ross

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 14, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 2; Overall: 43


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 St. Louis Jr. Blues QC Int PW7 4 1115 2|        
 2011-2012 St. Louis AAA Blues 16U AAAT1EHL 16U34 27 2047 18|        
  USA U16 YOG6 4 26 4|        
 2012-2013 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL41 8 614 6|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP52 15 1025 6|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamNTDP7 0 22 0|        
  USA U17WHC-176 2 35 0|        
 2013-2014 Kitchener RangersOHL66 16 2137 18|        
 2014-2015 Kitchener RangersOHL67 25 3762 28|Playoffs6 3 58
 2015-2016 Kitchener RangersOHL59 38 4381 49|Playoffs9 5 813
  Springfield FalconsAHL2 0 00 0|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 33 2|        
 2016-2017 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL68 8 917 50|        
 2017-2018 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL59 6 814 22|Playoffs9 2 13
 2018-2019 Cleveland MonstersAHL71 4 2024 39|Playoffs8 1 23
 2019-2020 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL10 0 11 0|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL45 7 2330 22|        
 2020-2021 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL16 0 00 0|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL5 1 12 0|        
 2021-2022 Buffalo SabresNHL1 0 00 0|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL49 11 1627 33|Playoffs10 0 11
 2022-2023 Adler MannheimDEL37 8 1422 8|Playoffs12 2 35
 2023-2024 Adler MannheimDEL22 5 510 2|Playoffs7 3 14
  Adler MannheimChampions HL3 0 00 4|        
 2024-2025 Adler MannheimDEL- - -- -|